Player Profile Series: S Jay Scott

With fall camp nearing, the PS staff will profile all 22 projected starters throughout July. Today we take a look at junior safety Jay Scott.

Jay Scott

Position: Safety

Size: 6-1, 210

High School: Strake Jesuit (TX)

Classification: Junior

2011 Review: As a sophomore, Scott spent most of his time as the team's nickel back, where he showed flashes of potential. He saw playing time in 12 games last season and also logged two starts.

Scott didn't let too many receivers get behind and played well when filling in. On the season, he recorded 21 tackles including six against Northwestern State, where he also recovered a fumble.

Like Ryan Smith and Chris Banjo, Scott did a great job of coming up and sticking opposing running backs. Scott proved he can be a sure tackler in the future and in limited action, did a solid job all around.

2011 Grade: B

2012 Outlook: With Banjo gone, Scott will be expected to fill the void. Although, Scott currently can't match Banjo's leadership qualities, he has the potential to do so skill wise.

At 6-foot-1, 210-pounds, Scott has an athletic frame that will allow him to truly blossom under the watchful eye of Smith. Coming out of high school, Scott played quarterback so his ability to read eyes is uncanny, which should lead to some turnovers- something the Mustangs desperately needed a year ago.

Scott will benefit tremendously from the experience he got last year from playing nickel and learning from both Banjo and Smith. Scott is has all the tools to succeed in his first year as a starter and pony fans should expect nothing less than a breakout season.

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